We're delighted that Christopher Bauder is going to come and be part of ADE's BeamLab strand in 2019. BeamLab is all about the visual technologies and stage design that are an ever more important part of the dance music world – and Christopher is one of the most important artist & designer working in this space.
In the club world, his kinetic light installation for the Hakkasan nightclub in Las Vegas is probably his best-known work. And also SKALAR, an art installation that explores the complex impact of light and sound on human perception, created by Christopher Bauder and Kangding Ray, in collaboration with CTM Festival and Kraftwerk Berlin, recently gained a lot of attention.
Christopher has presented his work at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, The National Museum of Fine Arts in Taiwan, Museum of Design in Zurich, Transmediale Festival in Berlin, MUTEK Festival in Montreal and Mexico City and The Festival of Lights in Lyon, among many other prestigious events. His understanding of simplicity and emotional impact is absolutely vital in an age of grandiose, but empty spectacle, and is perhaps summed up the powerfully affecting LICHTGRENZE installation which Christopher created together with his brother Marc in 2014 - 8000 “Balloon Lights” over 15km across Berlin commemorated the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Christopher will be delivering a keynote within BeamLab on Wednesday, October 16th and is also joining our panel discussion “Future Clubs in the Spotlight” during ADE Pro, in which we do a little crystal ball gazing about how clubbing is likely to evolve in the coming years. As visual design is one of the prime sites of innovation in the club world, his input will be vital to this topic, and we're sure that everyone attending will find something new to learn from his insights.